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National Baseball Hall of Fame induction week
Former pitcher Jim Kaat waits for the start of the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York on July 24, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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James Lee "Jim" Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed "Kitty", is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959–1973), Chicago White Sox (1973–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976–1979), New York Yankees (1979–1980), and St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1983).

After a brief stint as a pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds under Pete Rose, he then became a sportscaster for MSG Network and the YES Network for the next 22 years. Following a brief retirement in 2006, Jim Kaat was back in the broadcast booth calling Pool D for the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico, and is currently under contract with the MLB Network for the 2009/2010 season.

He continues to write a weekly Kaat's Korner blog for the YES Network and his own baseball blog for his website at JimKaat.com He has written a best-selling book, Still Pitching, has started a sports management company, Southpaw Enterprises, Inc., solely representing pitchers.

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